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ON THE ROAD at Tuskegee - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?

July 25, 2009 - January 10, 2010

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee, Alabama

 

About the Exhibition

Through the diverse perspectives of seven ordinary citizens whose lives and communities were forever changed by World War II, this exhibition asks visitors to think critically about freedom, history, and, ultimately, the ongoing struggle to live democratically in a diverse America.

Fighting For Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? is presented by the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum, to advance the understanding of, and commitment to, American democratic ideals. The Los Angeles exhibition opened in October, 2005, and was made possible with major support provided by the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

 

About Tuskegee

Because of the success of its Civilian Pilot Training Program, the U.S. military selected Tuskegee Institute as a place to train African-American pilots during World War II. Aviation cadets came to Tuskegee, Alabama and through rigorous training at Moton Field and Tuskegee Army Air Field became one of the most highly respected U.S. fighter groups of World War II. The outstanding performance of the over 15,000 men and women who shared the “Tuskegee Experience” from 1942-1946, is immortalized at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is the third venue of a five-year, 10-city tour to display the traveling exhibition. It will be on display from July 25, 2009 through January 10, 2010.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
1616 Chappie James Avenue
Tuskegee, AL 36083

For more information about this presentation, contact 334.724.0922, or visit www.nps.gov/tuai

 

For more information about the exhibition and a listing of other venues, to explore an online version, or to download the accompanying Educator’s Resource Guide, visit ncdemocracy.org.

Fighting For Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? is made possible with major support provided by the U.S. Army Center for Military History. The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company and the U.S. Army Center for Military History. Additional support for the Tuskegee presentation provided by Chevron.

PHOTO CREDITS – Bill: National Archives (018-T-44K-13); Carl: National Archives (NWDNS-127-MN-83714); Domingo: Collection of Domingo Los Baños (NCPD.17.2005.104); Frances: From the Frances Slanger Collection in The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University (NCPD.30.2005.24); George: Gift of Mary S. Tominaga, Japanese American National Museum (94.49.28); Hazel: The Woman’s Collection, Texas Woman’s University (MSS.358); Héctor: Dr. Héctor P. García Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Bell Library (NCPD.1.2004.30).

 

 

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